Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,310 1.7 % $14.59 $30,350 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.84 $11.71 $14.18 $17.13 $19.97
Annual Wage (2) $20,460 $24,360 $29,490 $35,620 $41,530


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 32,940 0.64 $14.82 $30,820
Offices of Dentists 3,340 0.41 $10.88 $22,630
Outpatient Care Centers 2,710 0.46 $15.07 $31,340
Offices of Physicians 2,390 0.10 $14.78 $30,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 770 0.03 $15.28 $31,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 32,940 0.64 $14.82 $30,820
Outpatient Care Centers 2,710 0.46 $15.07 $31,340
Offices of Dentists 3,340 0.41 $10.88 $22,630
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 660 0.31 $16.73 $34,790
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 610 0.27 $14.23 $29,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $18.61 $38,700
Employment Services 50 (7) $16.84 $35,040
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 660 0.31 $16.73 $34,790
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 100 0.03 $16.46 $34,240
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.04 $16.37 $34,050


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,420 0.46 1.23 $14.72 $30,630
Florida 5,760 0.81 2.18 $12.50 $26,000
Texas 2,820 0.28 0.75 $13.92 $28,950
New York 2,400 0.29 0.77 $16.37 $34,040
Ohio 1,950 0.40 1.07 $14.27 $29,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,760 0.81 2.18 $12.50 $26,000
Oregon 1,090 0.70 1.87 $15.49 $32,220
Minnesota 1,740 0.68 1.82 $16.30 $33,900
Washington 1,740 0.65 1.74 $15.99 $33,270
New Hampshire 300 0.50 1.35 $14.93 $31,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.11 0.29 $18.82 $39,150
Massachusetts 1,080 0.35 0.94 $18.39 $38,250
Nevada 210 0.19 0.50 $18.03 $37,490
Hawaii 280 0.49 1.32 $16.96 $35,270
Connecticut 590 0.37 0.99 $16.95 $35,260

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.47 1.27 $13.55 $28,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.32 0.85 $17.25 $35,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.70 1.87 $15.95 $33,170
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 880 0.25 0.67 $15.58 $32,410
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 860 0.78 2.11 $13.23 $27,510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 850 0.89 2.39 $11.70 $24,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.49 1.32 $18.11 $37,660
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 790 0.82 2.20 $12.54 $26,090
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 770 0.80 2.16 $16.55 $34,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 710 0.29 0.77 $14.59 $30,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 570 5.75 15.44 $15.49 $32,210
Gainesville, FL 200 1.70 4.56 $12.45 $25,890
Ocala, FL 140 1.60 4.31 $11.52 $23,950
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.46 3.93 $13.54 $28,160
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 210 1.38 3.72 $11.18 $23,250
Kokomo, IN 50 1.33 3.58 $13.92 $28,940
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 190 1.24 3.34 $12.07 $25,110
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 60 1.19 3.21 $14.29 $29,720
Casper, WY 40 1.18 3.16 $14.37 $29,880
Eugene-Springfield, OR 150 1.14 3.05 $13.25 $27,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 100 0.13 0.34 $19.86 $41,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 430 0.50 1.34 $19.32 $40,190
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.23 0.62 $19.11 $39,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 690 0.42 1.12 $18.92 $39,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.46 1.25 $18.40 $38,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 340 0.28 0.76 $18.39 $38,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.49 1.32 $18.11 $37,660
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.49 1.32 $18.08 $37,610
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.47 1.25 $17.61 $36,640
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.40 1.08 $17.60 $36,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 0.76 $11.67 $24,280
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 2.00 $11.44 $23,800
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.05 $8.84 $18,390
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 0.81 $13.55 $28,190
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.42 $16.45 $34,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 2.06 $14.36 $29,870
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.05 $8.84 $18,390
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 2.00 $11.44 $23,800
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.66 $14.74 $30,670
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 1.61 $12.54 $26,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 1.57 $17.11 $35,590
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.42 $16.45 $34,220
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.91 $33,090
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.54 $15.56 $32,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.74 $15.54 $32,320


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011